SRI PADMAVATHI THAYAR SAMETHA SRI SRINIVASA SWAMI TEMPLE
'Sri Padmavathi Thayar Sametha Sri Srinivasa Swami Temple' is a powerful Vishnu temple located at Karanai. Karanai is a small town with a population of around 900 people and 200 houses. It is situated 15 Kms from Thiruporur via Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) or Rajiv Gandhi IT Expy.
The temple is a replica of ‘Tirumala Venkateswara Temple’ located in Tirupathi
and ‘Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple’ situated at Tiruchanur, a suburb of Tirupati City, Andhra Pradesh in Southern India. ‘Sri Padmavathi Thayar Sametha Sri Srinivasa Swami Temple’ is dedicated to ‘Lord Sri Venkateswara’, an incarnation of ‘Lord Vishnu’ and ‘Alamelu Manga’ who is the consort of ‘Sri Venkateshwara’ and an incarnation of Goddess Mahalakshmi. ‘Lord Vishnu’ is regarded as the saviour of mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga. ‘Alamelu Manga’ who is worshipped as an aspect of ‘Goddess Lakshmi’ is believed to be coomnipresent and the co-bestower of ‘moksham’ along with ‘Lord Vishnu’.
Deities in the temple:
The main stone deity of the temple is ‘Lord Venkateswara’. This deity is situated atop a tiny hill with steps available for the devotees to climb. As a symbolism, Lord Ganesha statue is placed at the beginning of the hill. Along the path to ‘Lord Venkateswara’ is ‘Sri Sri Sri Mahaperiava’ Sannadhi and ‘Sri Ragahvendrar’ Sannadhi. Both of them are Hindu saints. There is also a statue of Garuda facing 'Lord Venkateswara’.
A separate shrine for ‘Sri Padmavathi Thayar’ is located at the entrance of the temple premises. The shrine of ‘Lord Hanuman’ is also present nearby.
Songs and hymns:
Various collection of hymns or verses are recited in the temple. 'Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatam' is regularly performed to ‘Lord Venkateswara’ inside the sanctum sanctorum of this Temple. Many old hymns and Shlokas which have passed through so many centuries, are sung in the temple.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of Salvation, Knowledge, Wealth, Relief from diseases, etc.
Temple Address: Brindavan Garden, Karanai, SH 49B, Tamil Nadu - 603105.
Sri Padmavathi Thayar Sametha Sri Srinivasa Swami Temple, Karanai.
Inside Temple View: Sri Ranganathar temple, Devadanam.
Lush green, pollution-free environment surrounding the 'Sri Padmavathi Thayar Sametha Sri Srinivasa Swami Temple', Karanai.
Garuda Sannadhi facing 'Lord Venkateswara'.